Cayuga Salt Mine Elevator Malfunction Traps Miners Underground in Lansing

January 7, 2016 12:47 PM

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Cayuga Salt Mine Elevator Malfunction Traps Miners Underground in Lansing

Emergency crews were working Friday morning to free the remaining miners trapped in an elevator more than 70 stories below ground in upstate New York, officials said.

The Ithaca Fire Department said it was helping with the "major rescue" at the Cargill salt mine in Lansing, where 17 miners were stuck overnight.

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